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Doctor Who: Complete BBC Series 2 - Limited Edition 'Cyberman Head' Box Set with Lenticular Postcard (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [2005] [DVD]

David Tennant , Billie Piper    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: David Tennant, Billie Piper
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GB5OWW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,385 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The complete second series featuring David Tennant as the tenth 'regenerated' Doctor Who. The series starts with 'The Christmas Invasion' where Christmas trees and seasonal Santa Claus impersonators begin wreaking havoc on the residents of London. Meanwhile the TARDIS lands on Earth with a new Doctor aboard. The Doctor is not yet fully recovered from regeneration. An invasion of the planet threatens mankind and there's only the Prime Minister to battle it out.

This is a limited edition box set which is only available through Amazon.co.uk. The complete series 2 is boxed in a robust ‘Cyberman Head’ design. The design is based exactly on the real thing & the creative concept was manufactured with the approval of Russell T. Davies. Also included is a lenticular postcard which is unique to this box set. Only a limited number have been made for Amazon so this will not be available for long. Pre-order your copy to ensure you are not disappointed.

From Amazon.co.uk

Most have agreed that the BBC’s decision to revive Doctor Who has proven inspired, with the Christopher Ecclestone-led ‘first’ series proving a critical and ratings success. Yet when Ecclestone announced he was departing the role after just one season, eyebrows were raised, Could the momentum be kept going for a second series?

Absolutely. The seamless casting of David Tennant as Ecclestone’s successor in the TARDIS has been equally inspired, and while it’s a fair debate as to whether he matches the standards set by his predecessor, the show rarely lets you draw breath to think about.

This second series collection kicks off with the 2005 Christmas special, which finds the Doctor struggling to overcome the effects of his regeneration, just as the Earth happens to be invaded. It’s a smashing episode, and much of the thirteen that follow manage to match it. Particular highlights? There’s "School Reunion", which cleverly works old favourites K-9 and Sarah-Jane back into the mix, while "The Girl In The Fireplace" finds the Doctor in a slightly more romantic frame, "The Idiot’s Lantern" is a super, snappy episode set just before Coronation Day, while the two part "Impossible Planet" and "Satan Pit" shows just how far you can stretch a BBC budget.

Yet the series will ultimately be remembered for different reasons. The triumphant return for the Cybermen for one, and the depature of Billie Piper’s Rose Tyler in the superb final two-parter, which also happens to see two of the Doctor’s deadliest foes waging war. And while it’s not unfair to say that this series of Doctor Who hasn’t been without one or two low moments too, the vast majority of it has been really quite brilliant. Fast, energetic, well-written and cracking entertainment, you’re only left wondering how they can top all this next time round…--Simon Brew



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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar Performances 12 Oct 2007
By Paul B TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
I was as petrified as everyone else of a new Doctor spoiling what had been a fantastic run of new Doctor Who stories featuring Christopher Ecclestone. But I shouldn't have worried, David Tennant took the reigns and made the character his own almost straight away. I say almost, because there were times during The Christmas Invasion that I gritted my teeth, particularly the shoehorning in of an Arthur Dent reference, but the series after that just got better and better.

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The Christmas Invasion. It had all the elements of a Christmas story, cheese, action and robot santas. If you could bear the cheese part, this story went down as well as your roast potatoes with Christmas dinner, it worked as a one off and as an introduction to the new Doctor, though comparing it to the later stories it comes up a bit short.

New Earth. Great start to the new series. The Cat Nurses are great and, of course, Cassandra is back. It's the first real chance to see the new Doctor and Rose working together and Billie does a wonderful job as Rose being possessed by Cassandra.

Tooth and Claw. Too much forced humour between The Doctor and Rose, but otherwise a really good traditional story.

School Reunion. The return of Sarah Jane and K9 could have overshadowed a story in lesser hands, but the story here, featuring the great Anthony Head, holds its own against the backdrop of having one of Doctor Who's greatest assistants return. The fighting between Rose and Sarah Jane is classic.

The Girl In The Fireplace. An emotional rollercoaster and clockwork droids make this one of the best stories this season. Great acting all around, Mickey being useful and The Doctor showing his feelings.

Rise Of The Cybermen/The Age Of Steel . They're back.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing packaging! 29 Nov 2006
By E. Knox
Bought this set for my son's Christmas,and felt very disappointed with the cyberman head box. Very flimsy and the seals take off all the silver colour from the box when you remove them,no matter how careful you are! I thought the head would be made of tin/metal,so it not worth paying more than [...] plus for,compared to the basic box set.
At least my son will have hours of happy viewing,as he is Dr Who crazy!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it ! 18 Aug 2007
Contary to what most others seem to be saying i really like the Cyberman head boxset. Just be careful when you peel off the stickers at the side i used a quick heat blast from a hairdryer so as not to rip the silvering on the box. For just a few quid more than the standard boxset this has to be a great buy and could even prove to be a nice little investment if you ever come to sell yours in the future !.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By LGP
Still saturday night entertainment at its finest. Is it better than series one? No, but it's *as* good at least, which is a considerable feat in itself. Like I took a while to warm to Ecclestone, Tennant didn't immediately have me convinced but by 'Tooth And Claw' I had readily accepted him. He's great: silly, sometimes sinister, more 'alien' and much more unconventional than Ecclestone, although he hasn't yet had an episode like 'Dalek' to really prove his 'serious' side. Hopefully Series 3 will allow him this.

Episode ratings are pretty much equal with the first series:

'THE CHRISTMAS INVASION': 8/10. Great Christmas entertainment.

'NEW EARTH': 7/10: Patchy with some grating humour, but impressive production values.

'TOOTH AND CLAW': 9/10. Best action episode, one of the most intense and scary.

'SCHOOL REUNION': 6/10. Very funny and touching in places, but K9 and the monsters were silly. Possibly too 'light'.

'THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE': 10/10. Brilliant episode, by turns funny, scary, romantic and haunting. Tennant's best performance.

'RISE OF THE CYBERMEN/THE AGE OF STEEL': 7/10. After a labourous start with a silly villain, the second episode picks up excellently.

'THE IDIOT'S LANTERN': 8/10. Solid, entertaining episode with great 1950s period feel.

'THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET/THE SATAN PIT': 10/10. By far the best story of the series - amazing production, intense acting and truly terrifying direction.

'LOVE & MONSTERS': 8/10. Many people hate this but I think it makes a nice change. Good episode.

'FEAR HER': 9/10. Subtle, creepy and strangely atmospheric. It has its naysayers but I love it.

ARMY OF GHOSTS/DOOMSDAY: 9/10. Fantastic conclusion.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!! Even my kids loved it 11 Aug 2006
I am a new doctor who fan so i cant compare to the classics.....

But I can say that after series one i was hooked Christopher Ecclestone did a great job and i too was worried about David Tennant taking over...but not anymore!

He has taken "the Doctor" and made him his own which is exciting he makes me laugh,he makes me cry and he makes me smile!I now rate him above Ecclestone!

Series 2 was absolutely brilliant, my 6 year old daughter wouldnt let us miss an episode!And while awaiting this amazing box set to come on the market,i have to quite often sit down and watch season 1 she loves it!

So if it attracts children and adults alike to enjoy and watch every week i say the beeb have done a great job!

This IS a MUST for doctor who fans and for all those that deny it, David Tennant is a great doctor!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This item did not come in the cyberman hwad box.so it was not as advertised.
Published 19 days ago by gary thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Series 2...
Doctor Who: Complete BBC SERIES 2...
I HAVE NOT OPENED IT, STILL I AM IMPRESSED AND BLOWN AWAY WITH THE HEAD ON THE OUTSIDE COVER,
I DID WATCH ALL THE SERIES 2 THOUGH...
Published 4 months ago by Colm Hyland
5.0 out of 5 stars The magic's back...
Living in the U.S., I was obligated to wait for this. I wasn't going to spoil it all by watching the Sci-Fi Channel's adverts too.. Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2007 by David West
5.0 out of 5 stars Picked up where Series One ended; great!
We are so happy to get this, how could anyone be disappointed?

We are still in shock that BBC brought the show back again, and then again. Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2006 by T. Dixon
4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who Series Two
Was looking forward to giving this to my daughter for a present for Xmas but to be honest now I am not too sure. Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2006 by Mr. K. Mckay
3.0 out of 5 stars Was good while it lasted
I have been a huge Dr Who fan ALL my life, so I awaited the new series in 2005 with some caution. However I was blown away. Unfortunately, things were not meant to last. Read more
Published on 27 Nov 2006 by Mr. J. Moorhouse
3.0 out of 5 stars Great series, shame about the packaging
I ordered the limited edition Cyberman head version and was rather disappointed by the presentation box. Read more
Published on 26 Nov 2006 by L. A. Harvey
1.0 out of 5 stars Great boxset ruined by awful packaging
Seriously, not worth the extra money.

The Cyberman head is held on with a few dots of glue ... mine arrived at a wonky angle ... Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2006 by Mathew Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
This is excellent. David Tennant us every bit as good as Christopher Ecclestone and more. he has some of the otherworldliness that was a hallmark of Tom Baker and made him the best... Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2006 by Mike J. Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes up the baton from Series One
Casting a new Dr Who to replace Christopher Eccleston was never going to be easy for the BBC and Russell T Davies. Read more
Published on 23 Oct 2006 by D. I. Shipley
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